Tech & Gear Accessories The 6 Best Luggage Scales So You Never Pay Extra Baggage Fees Again Weigh your bags to cut down on surprises at the airport By Jessica Macdonald Jessica Macdonald Facebook LinkedIn King's College London Jessica Macdonald lives in South Africa's Eastern Cape province and has been TripSavvy's Africa Expert since 2016. She also covers travel products and has written about everything from camping knives to climbing chalk. TripSavvy's editorial guidelines Updated on 02/15/22 Share Pin Email We independently research, test, review, and recommend the best products—learn more about our process. If you buy something through our links, we may earn a commission. TripSavvy / Chloe Jeong The Rundown Best Overall: Camry Luggage Scale at Amazon "The lightweight scale ticks all the boxes for affordability, performance, and quality." Best Design: EatSmart Digital Luggage Scale at Amazon "This unique handle-style design takes the crown for compactness." Best Manual: Samsonite Manual Luggage Scale at Amazon "It features a wallet-friendly price and a rugged, no-nonsense design." Best Floor Scale: Smart Weigh Heavy Duty Luggage Scale at Amazon "This is an ideal solution for those planning on weighing oversized luggage." Best Compact: Etekcity Digital Hanging Luggage Scale at Amazon "Though it weighs just under five ounces, the scale is made of durable material." Best for Overpackers: Travel Inspira Digital Luggage Scale at Amazon "The overweight warning alert is a must for heavy packers." Some people naturally pack light. And others? Well, they tend to struggle a bit more. That's where a luggage scale can be put to good use. No, it won't help you pack, but weighing your luggage can certainly help you avoid surprises at the airport and those hefty checked baggage fees. It might even help you narrow down your packing list. To help you find your ideal option, here are the best luggage scales. Best Overall: Camry Luggage Scale with Temperature Sensor 5 Buy on Amazon Buy on Walmart Buy on Newegg.com Camry Digital Luggage Scale Review The silver Camry Luggage Scale ticks all the boxes for affordability, performance, and quality. It’s made from engineering plastic with an easy-grip rubber paint handle and includes an adjustable black luggage strap that can be attached to the handle of almost any suitcase. Accurate to within 0.1 pound, the scale has a maximum weight capacity of 110 pounds. The large LCD screen is easy to read and includes a tare function that allows you to weigh an empty suitcase, re-set the display to zero, then weigh the contents of your case individually. Other handy perks include a thermometer, which displays the room temperature in both Fahrenheit and Celsius. The scale has a low battery indicator and an overloading indicator, while an automatic two-minute shut-off system helps to save the included lithium battery. Weighing just 3.2 ounces, the luggage scale is light enough to add to your suitcase without making any noticeable difference. Tested by TripSavvy With just two buttons—one for power and one for units—this scale is super intuitive. A large digital LCD screen is easy to read, and the weight flashes three times then locks once the load is steady. And thanks to a weight metric conversion feature, international travelers can avoid overweight luggage confusion—and fees. Camry claims that this scale is accurate to +/- 0.1 pounds, and after conducting several additional tests with 5- and 10-pound dumbbells, we’d say this is a fair statement. There was a slight variation at times—between 0.1 to 0.2 pounds—but some of this can be attributed to user error. The back of the scale is textured for easy gripping, and the tough nylon strap is thoroughly secured to the device with a metal screw and includes a solid buckle on the end.The battery is easy to change; a small chamber pops in and out of the back of the device. This scale can certainly withstand heavy loads, but there’s one thing worth mentioning: though Camry says it can fit around any luggage handle, it’s shorter than some of its competitors. Overall, it seems to have all the features and quality of its higher-priced competitors. — Karen Tietjen, Product Tester Tripsavvy / Karen Tietjen Best Design: EatSmart Precision Voyager Digital Luggage Scale Buy on Amazon While most of the scales on this list are intended to be portable, the EatSmart Precision Voyager Digital Luggage Scale features a unique handle-style design that takes the crown for compactness. The top of the handle features a backlit LCD display capable of measuring up to 110 pounds. It’s accurate to 0.1 pounds and runs off a single lithium battery (included with your purchase). A slimline button on the top converts from pounds to kilograms, while another doubles as an on/off switch. If you forget to turn the scale off, it will power down automatically after a brief period of inactivity. When you’re finished weighing your bags, wrap the buckled strap around the handle and slide the scale into a side pocket ready for use on your return journey. Price at time of publication: $20 Best Manual: Samsonite Manual Luggage Scale Buy on Amazon Buy on Bed Bath & Beyond Those who prefer a more traditional approach to travel accessories will love the Samsonite Manual Luggage Scale. Reviewers are particularly enamored of this scale’s simplicity, reflected by its wallet-friendly price and rugged, no-nonsense design. It features a large, clearly readable face with a dial that shows both pounds and kilograms, a comfortable grip handle, and a stainless steel hook for attaching bags of all shapes and sizes. The capacity of this scale is slightly lower than the others on this list, with a maximum weight of 80 pounds. However, the built-in tape measure is a major bonus, allowing you to make sure that your suitcase complies with the dimension requirements for airline travel, as well as the weight limit. The dial features two needles, one of which locks in place to give you a consistent measurement that’s as easy to read as it is accurate. Price at time of publication: $10 The 9 Best Samsonite Luggage Items of 2022 Best Floor Scale: Smart Weigh Heavy Duty Luggage Scale Buy on Amazon The Smart Weigh Heavy Duty Luggage Scale is the ideal solution for those planning on weighing oversized luggage (or for those that prefer not to hoist heavy luggage into the air). The wide platform scale measures 10.6 x 10.6 inches and is made from stainless steel. The LCD display is attached to an extendable cord for easy maneuvering around awkwardly sized luggage, and can accurately measure in pounds or kilograms up to 440 pounds/200 kilograms. It features a tare function and has automatic shut-off, while the scale itself runs off its internal battery or connects to an external power source via a USB cord. Price at time of publication: $50 Best Compact: Etekcity Digital Hanging Luggage Scale Buy on Amazon Buy on Walmart Just under five ounces, this Etekcity luggage scale has a weight capacity of up to 110 pounds/50 kilograms. This compact, portable scale can fit nicely in your pocket or purse so it's ready for use at any point. The digital luggage scale is packed with features, too: it automatically turns off after two minutes to save battery, a tare/memory function provides accurate measurements, and a temperature sensor helps protect your luggage from extreme weather. Though lightweight, the scale is made of ABS material that's durable enough to withstand any drops. Price at time of publication: $12 Best for Overpackers: Travel Inspira Digital Luggage Scale Buy on Amazon For those who tend to overpack when they travel, Travel Inspira's digital luggage scale is the perfect solution. It has an overweight warning alert, so you won't ever have to face those dreaded checked baggage fees at the airport. With a weight capacity of up to 110 pounds/50 kilograms, the scale has a backlit LCD display, automatically turns off after 60 seconds, and a data lock function lets you closely look at your bag's weight. Plus, the rubber handle offers comfort when weighing your luggage. There's also an included protective carrying case, so you won't ever lose this luggage scale. Price at time of publication: $17 The 8 Best Checked Luggage Bags of 2022, Tested and Reviewed Final Verdict For a scale that's compact, durable, functional, and affordable, the Camry luggage scale (view at Amazon) tops the list. The weight accuracy is near perfect and it even comes with a handy protective cover. However, for those who tend to fill their bag to capacity, Smart Weigh's floor scale (view at Amazon) gets the job done with ease. The Best Lightweight Luggage of 2022, Tested and Reviewed Was this page helpful? Thanks for letting us know! Share Pin Email Tell us why! Submit Continue to 5 of 6 below.